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Mid-America Show Calendar

 

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER EVENTS

 

~ SEPTEMBER ~


SEPT. 3-5: Highway 3 Corridor Yard Sale, more than 100 yard sales spread out throughout three counties, Hampton, IA, 641-456-5668

SEPT. 3-7: Midwest Old Threshers Reunion, largest collection of working steam power, Midwest Old Threshers Grounds and McMillan Park, Mount Pleasant, IA, 319-385-8937

SEPT. 4: Dee’s Bee & Butterfly Festival, monarch tagging, crafts, activities, live entertainment, Dickinson County Nature Center, Okoboji, IA, 712-336-6352

SEPT. 4-6: Inwood Ballroom Centennial Celebration, music, arts and crafts, Spillville, IA,

563-534-7158

SEPT. 4-6: Little Balkans Days Festival, arts, crafts, food, wine tasting, quilt show, historical re-enactments, Pittsburg, KS, 620-231-7561

SEPT. 4-6: Oklahoma 100-Mile Yard Sale Tour, find garage sale treasures at multiple locations from across the state, Cleveland, OK, 918-358-2131

SEPT. 4-7: Paramount Antique Malls Labor Day Mega Weekend Sale, save 10-50% and more at all three Paramount locations, 13200 W. Highway 54 and 13th and Woodlawn in Wichita, KS, and 10187 SW Highway 54 in Augusta, KS, www.paramountantiquemall.com

SEPT. 5: Art in the Park, outdoor exhibition sculptures, Rock Falls, IL, 815-622-1106

SEPT. 5: Ranching Saturdays, last Saturday of this season to experience daily ranch chores and ranch living, demonstrations by living historians, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Strong City, KS, 620-273-8494

SEPT. 5-6: Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival, American Indian dancers and artists, Grand Casino Hotel & Resort, Shawnee, OK, 405-427-5228

SEPT. 5-7: Happy Birthday, Enchanted Frog!, $25 coupon drawing, Enchanted Frog Antiques, 7950 E. Highway #116, Lathrop, MO, 816-740-6933

SEPT. 5-7: Flea Market Under the Bridge, vendors with antiques, collectibles, food, City Park under the bridge at First Street, Marquette, IA, 563-873-3536

SEPT. 5-7: Treasure Village Flea Market, collectibles, antiques, arts and crafts, furniture, Treasure Village, Milford, IA, 712-337-3730

SEPT. 5-7: Labor Day Quilt Display and Barn Dance, three-day quilt display and contest, live music and barn dance Saturday afternoon, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Strong City, KS,

620-273-8494

SEPT. 11-12: Rutledge Flea Market, Missouri’s largest flea market, antiques, vintage items, collectibles, food vendors, Rutledge, MO, 660-216-3223

SEPT. 11-12: Mustang Western Days, arts and crafts vendors, classic car show, parade, live music, chili cook-off, food vendors, pet show, Wild Horse Park, Mustang, OK, 405-376-2758

SEPT. 11-12: Stephens County Coin Show, coins to buy, sell and trade, Stephens County Fairgrounds, Duncan, OK, 580-475-4570

SEPT. 12: Frog’s Free Flea, first come, first served starting at 7 a.m., Enchanted Frog Antiques, 7950 E. Highway #116, Lathrop, MO, 816-740-6933

SEPT. 12: Washington’s 31st Annual Craft Fair, homemade crafts, refurbished furniture, food vendors, Central Park, Washington, IA, 319-653-3272

CANCELLED! SEPT. 12-13: 39th Annual Old Trusty, antique engine and collectors show, Fairgrounds, Clay Center, NE, 402-726-2487, www.oldtrusty.org

SEPT. 12: Discover Fort Osage, a new event celebrating Jackson County’s first National Historic Landmark, themed tours, family-friendly activities, live music, Sibley, MO, 816-650-3278

SEPT. 12: Open Air Market, The Green Shag Market, vintage, antique, handcrafted artisans, St,. Louis, MO 314-646-8687
SEPT. 12: Great American Market, collectibles, antiques, car parts swap meet, car show, downtown Emporia, KS, 620-340-6430

SEPT. 12: Heritage Days, ethnic foods, demonstrations (rope making, rug weaving, corn shelling, meat rendering, outdoor oven bread baking), Mennonite Heritage Park & Museum, Henderson, NE, 402-723-5694

SEPT. 12: Piedmont Founders’ Day, Junklahoma (more than 100 booths of antiques, vintage items and collectibles), food vendors, parade, live entertainment, 100 Monroe Ave., Piedmont, OK,

405-373-2234

SEPT. 12: Route 66 Blowout, classic and vintage vehicles, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, walking tour of town, downtown Sapulpa, OK, 918-224-5709

SEPT. 12-13: Beaux Arts Fall Arts Fair, unique gifts, free admission, Figge Arts Museum, Davenport, IA, 309-496-9138

SEPT. 12-13: Founders Day, arts and crafts vendors, family activities, Sunday car show, Fairbury City Museum, Fairbury, NE, 402-597-1618

SEPT. 12-13: Harvest Fair, pumpkin activities, harvest cookery, a 19th-century fair, medicine show, Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, Grand Island, NE, 308-385-5316

SEPT. 13: Historic Valley Junction Jamboree, 41st annual event, more than 50 Midwest antique dealers, Fifth Street, West Des Moines, IA, 515-222-3642, www.valleyjunction.com

SEPT. 13: Ninth Annual Car Show, classic cars on display, food vendors, prize drawings, Fairbury City Museum, Fairbury, NE, 402-300-0906

SEPT. 17-19: Clark County Mule Festival, mule show, flea markets, trail rides, rodeo, 23130 E. Main St., Kahoka, MO, 660-727-2490

SEPT. 17-20: Otoe-Missouria Summer Encampment, Native American cultural event, contest dancing, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, 5K run, Otoe-Missouria Encampment Grounds, Red Rock, OK, 918-636-8231

SEPT. 19: Third Saturday Super Sale, one day only, loads of items at 15%, 20% or 25% off, Enchanted Frog Antiques, Lathrop, MO, 816-740-6933

SEPT. 19: Parking Lot Flea Market, Jesse James Antique Mall and Rusty Chandelier, St, Joseph, MO, 816-232-0099 or 816-676-0662, www.JesseJamesAntiqueMall.com

SEPT. 19: Yadaloo Music and Arts Festival 2020, Americana and country music acts, arts and crafts vendors, dog park, food, beer and games, 120 Riverfront Park Dr., North Little Rock, AR, 501-554-5447

SEPT. 19: Autumn Artistry, arts and crafts, car show, live music, farmers market, main business district, Osage, IA, 641-732-3163

SEPT. 19: Prairie Harvest Festival, Tallgrass Prairie National Reserve, Strong City, KS,

620-273-8494

SEPT. 19: Stilwell Strawberry Festival, free strawberries, games, live entertainment, vendor booths, 5K run, classic car show, parade, downtown Stilwell, OK, 918-797-5097

SEPT. 19: Black Buggy Day, a celebration of Oklahoma’s Amish heritage, bluegrass music, games, food, arts and crafts vendors, Guy Williams Park, Chouteau, OK, 918-476-8317

SEPT. 19-20: Freedom Festival, historical re-enactors recreate the Battle of Osawatomie, John Brown Memorial Park, Osawatomie, KS, 913-755-4385

SEPT. 19-20: Tractors & Treasures Flea Market, antique tractor pull, tractor drive, flea market, food, live music, 200 W. Main St., Steele City, NE, 402-446-7486

SEPT. 19-20: Elk City Fall Festival, one of the largest arts and crafts shows in western Oklahoma, food vendors, Convention Center, Elk City, OK, 580-225-0207

SEPT. 20: Maquoketa Flea Market, antiques and collectibles, one of Iowa’s largest shows, Jackson County Fairgrounds, Maquoketa, IA, 319-462-0135

SEPT. 23-26: Red Flag Horseless Carriage Motor Tour, ninth annual event bringing pre-1928 automobiles to southeast Iowa, Americinn, Mount Pleasant, IA, 319-219-9159

SEPT. 25-26: Jamesport’s “Step Back in Time” Heritage Days, craft show and retail market, Spillman Event Center, Jamesport, MO, 660-684-6146, www.jamesportmissouri.info

SEPT. 25-26: Market on the Meadows, handmade art, vintage and upcycled items, antiques, handmade soaps and candles, food vendors, 16505 Coker Road, Shawnee, OK, 405-501-3934

SEPT. 25-27: Nebraska’s Junk Jaunt, a “300+ mile year sale,” vintage items, collectibles, antiques, food, Ord, NE, 308-346-5151, www.junkjaunt.com

SEPT. 25-27: Iowa State Fairgrounds Arts & Crafts Show, arts and crafts, Iowa State Fairgrounds Varied Industries Building, Des Moines, IA, 563-652-4529

SEPT. 25-27: Fall Festival of Arts and Crafts, Washington, MO, 636-239-1743

SEPT. 25-27: Vintage Market Days, open-air market full of vintage and vintage-inspired collections, vintage jewelry, home furnishings, food vendors, State Fair Park, Oklahoma City, OK,
918-527-1247

SEPT. 26: Brickfest, food vendors, bake sales, arts and crafts booths, annual community event, 204 S. Santa Fe St., Pauls Valley, OK, 405-238-3308

SEPT. 26-27: Louisburg Cider Mill Ciderfest and Craft Fair, local crafts and food vendors, Louisburg Cider Mill, Louisburg, KS, 913-837-5202

CANCELLED! SEPT. 26-27: Fair Grove Heritage Reunion, 43rd annual event, craft vendors, threshing demonstrations, tractors on display, Highway Fair Grove, MO, 417-759-2807,
www.fg-historical.org

 

 

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MORE SHOWS FOR THIS MONTH MAY BE FOUND ON THE STATE CALENDARS
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~ OCTOBER ~

OCT. 1-3: Liberty Days, living history event with costumed re-enactors demonstrating encampment living and battle, food vendors, live music, games, black powder shoot, Stars and Stripes Museum and Library, Bloomfield, MO, 573-568-2055

OCT. 2-3: Pioneer Heritage Festival of the Ozarks, heritage skill exhibits, food, live music, Missouri Fox Trotter Showgrounds, Ava, MO, 417-746-4006

OCT. 2-4: Oktoberfest, 55th annual event, food and beverage vendors, crafts booths, live music, Festhalle Barn, Amana Colonies, IA, 319-622-7622

OCT. 2-4: Trail of Treasures, discover miles of treasures along Nebraska’s Heritage Highway, flea market/garage sale event, multiple locations across Nebraska’s Byway 136 Heritage Highway, www.heritagehighway136.com

OCT. 2-4: Junkstock: Harvest Edition, shopping for vintage items and antiques, beer garden, food trucks, Sycamore Farms, Waterloo, NE, 402-765-8651

OCT. 2-4: WOHS Flea Market, 200 booths with wall art, home goods, lawn ornaments, toys, books, clothing, Ackley Park, Elk City, OK, 580-225-0906

OCT. 3: Harvest Festival, a celebration of the harvest season with family-friendly activities, games, food vendors, Founders’ Park, Elkader, IA, 563-245-2770

OCT. 3: Fall into the Holidaze Craft & Antique Show, crafts, antiques, food, jewelry, woodworking, Winfield Fairgrounds, Winfield, KS, 620-660-1042

OCT. 3: State Corn Husking Competition and Fall Festival, living history exhibits, food vendors, Nebraska Prairie Museum, Holdrege, NE, 308-995-5015

OCT. 3-4: Louisburg Cider Mill Ciderfest and Craft Fair, local crafts and food vendors, Louisburg Cider Mill, Louisburg, KS, 913-837-5202

OCT. 3-4: 45th Annual Fall Festival of Arts, Crafts, and Music at Missouri Town 1855, period music, dance, games, crafts, hay wagon rides, food, Missouri Town 1855, Lee’s Summit, MO,
816-229-8980

OCT. 3-4: Flea Market Under the Bridge, vendors with antiques, collectibles, food, City Park under the bridge at First Street, Marquette, IA, 563-873-3536

OCT. 3-4: Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, crafts vendors, flea market, family activities, Triangle Park, McGregor, IA, 563-873-2186

OCT. 9-11: Columbus Day Festival and Hot Air Balloon Regatta, 51st annual event, Friday evening glow, arts and crafts fair, car show, 5K run/walk, quilt show, antique tractors, live entertainment, food vendors, Columbus Industrial Park, Columbus, KS, 620-429-1492,
www.columbusdayballons.com

OCT. 10: Oakley Corn Festival, cornhusking demonstration, Kansas State Cornhusking Contest, corn ear throwing contest, corn pile money hunt, Buffalo Bill Cultural Center, Oakley, KS,
785-671-1000

OCT. 10: Tired Iron Show, antique tractors, gas engines and automobiles, demonstrations include wheat threshing, blacksmithing and horse-drawn plowing, Santa Fe Trail Center Museum and Library, Larned, KS, 620-285-2054

OCT. 10: Vinita Oktoberfest, celebration of German heritage with arts and crafts booths, clog dances, a cake walk, food vendors, children’s activities, Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Vinita, OK, 918-256-2281

OCT. 10-11: Walnut Antique Fall Festival, antiques, primitives, toys, stoneware, advertising, furniture, upcycled, repurposed and more, Walnut, IA, 712-784-3331

OCT. 10-11: Mid-America Center Arts & Crafts Show, more than 200 exhibitors selling thousands of hand-made products, Mid-America Center, Council Bluffs, IA, 563-357-1986

OCT. 10-11: Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, crafts vendors, flea market, family activities, Triangle Park, McGregor, IA, 563-873-2186

OCT. 11: Mid-America Markets, antiques, collectibles, more, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS, 620-663-5626, www.midamericafleamarkets.com

OCT. 15-17: 12th Annual “Voices from Eureka’s Silent City,” cemetery walking tour featuring actors in period costume, tickets on sale Oct. 1, Eureka Springs Historical Museum, Eureka Springs, AR, 479-253-9417

OCT. 16: Hearts and Homes Historic Tea, three-course lunch with readings from Nancy Wallace’s historic Hearts and Homes column in Wallace’s Farmer, The Wallace House, Des Moines, IA,
515-243-7063

OCT. 16-17: Autumn Leaves Quilt Show, demonstrations, quilt and apron auction, quilt displays, arts and crafts show, concession vendors, Claremore Community Center, Claremore, OK,
918-230-1636

OCT. 17: Archaeology Day at Spiro Mounds, interactive activities, guided walk, demonstrations of flint knapping and stone tool making, Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, Spiro, OK,
918-962-2062

OCT. 17: Red Earth Fall Fest, inaugural event, parade of Native American tribal members in full regalia, free powwow, arts and crafts market, youth art competition, downtown Oklahoma City, OK, 405-427-5528

OCT. 17: Fall Y’all Show, homemade crafts and antiques for sale, food trucks, Hudson Place, McCloud, OK, 405-760-9121

OCT. 17-18: 44th Annual Hannibal Historic Folklife Festival, more than 100 artisans and craftspeople demonstrating 1800s lifestyles, wine and beer sampling, strolling street musicians, homemade foods of the 1800s, Main Street, Hannibal, MO, 573-221-6545

OCT. 23-24: Tumbleweed Quilt Retreat, meet with other quilters for two days of crafting, Elk City Convention Center, Elk City, OK, 580-225-0906

OCT. 24: Rural Heritage Day, historic demonstrations of the life of yesteryear, including leather working, soap making, and lace making, Felix Valle House State Historic Site, Ste. Genevieve, MO,
573-883-7102

OCT. 31: Grand River Center Arts & Crafts Show, more than 100 vendors selling unique and handmade products, Grand River Center, Dubuque, IA, 563-357-1986